Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.
Do you have two years of proven experience of writing quality proposals and/or report submissions for institutional donors, specifically, DFID, ECHO, SIDA, DANIDA, BMZ and UN agencies (UNOCHA, UNDP, UNICEF, UNWomen?
Do you have excellent attention to detail and proven experience writing/editing documents for an external audience?
Do you have fluency in spoken and written English and proven communication skills with the ability to analyse, synthesise, and communicate complex issues?
If the answer is yes, then we would like to hear from you.
We are looking for Proposal and Report Writer who will work closely with Funding, Programmes and Finance colleagues to: a) identify, assess and track new project funding opportunities in line with the Country Operating Plan and Oxfam Country Strategy b) coordinate the project design and proposal writing process.
Coordinate the programme design, development and submission of high-quality project proposals, concept notes and expressions of interest to donors and affiliates, designating clear roles and responsibilities and ensuring inputs from key technical and field teams
Quality check proposal submissions for language, grammar and narrative flow and cross-check narrative and budget documents for consistency and coherence
Working with the Business Development and Funding Manager, DCD and all Programme Team Lead (PMs and Technical Leads) to respond timely on any query raised related to any submitted proposal. This include tracking for feedback whenever assigned by the BDM.
Support the Business Development & Funding Manager to identify and secure funding from a diverse range of institutional, private, foundation and in-country donor sources
Coordinate closely with the Business Development Manager & Funding Manager to maintain an up-to-date funding grid and pipeline analysis
Support the country programme in ensuring that programme design is inclusive and includes a consultative, participatory and gender sensitive approach
Support the coordination and review of quality donor reporting
Working with the Business Development and Funding Manager to ensure 100% compliance with donor reporting requirement.
Deliver Capacity building for Programme staff in the area of Proposal writing, and internal and donor report writing across the Country Program.
Any other responsibilities to be assigned by the Line Manager from time to time in order to meet the demand and expectation of delivery results for funding team.
What we are looking for
Our next Proposal and Report Writer will require to meet the following requirement:
Two (2) years of proven experience of writing quality proposals and/or report submissions for institutional donors, specifically, DFID, ECHO, SIDA, DANIDA, BMZ and UN agencies (UNOCHA, UNDP, UNICEF, UNWomen).
Excellent attention to detail and proven experience writing/editing documents for an external audience
At least Bachelor degree in relevant field
Strong commitment with beneficiaries and humanitarian values
Fluency in spoken and written English and proven communication skills with the ability to analyse, synthesise, and communicate complex issues
Willingness and ability to work within a multicultural, multilingual and insecure environment
Strong interpersonal skills, including coordination, collaboration and diplomacy
Ability to manage time effectively, and adapt to competing priorities within tight deadlines
Ability to deliver capacity building for other staff on proposal and report writing
Adaptability and capacity to cope with hard to live environment
Understanding of and commitment to cross-cutting issues, including gender and protection
Previous experience working in the non-profit sector
Knowledge/understanding of humanitarian or development programming in at least one of Oxfam’s technical sectors (eg. WASH, EFSVL, Protection)
Arabic language skills
This role will give you an opportunity to make a difference in humanitarian sector, to act as key contributor to Yemen emergency response, to work with a group of passionate people that are specialists in their fields etc, training and development, offers fair pay and competitive benefits package.
We believe flexible working is key to building the Oxfam of the future, so we’re open to talking through the type of flexible arrangements which might work for you. We think this role would work particularly well as a partially home-based role or job share.
Our values and commitment to safeguarding
Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, adults and beneficiaries with whom Oxfam GB engages. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.
The post holder will undertake the appropriate level of training and is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the safeguarding policies of the organisation.
All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks. Oxfam GB also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.
We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.
How to apply
How to apply
As part of your online application, please visit our website herer: https://jobs.oxfam.org.uk/vacancy/proposal-and-report-writer-re-advertise-int8906/18007/description/
Oxfam is a global community who believe poverty isn’t inevitable. It’s an injustice that can be overcome. We are shop volunteers, women’s right activists, marathon runners, aid workers, coffee farmers, street fundraisers, goat herders, policy experts, campaigners, water engineers and more. And we won’t stop until everyone can live life without poverty for good.
Oxfam GB is a member of international confederation of 21 organisations working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries.
A thriving diverse Oxfam:
It’s people power that brings about change. To play our part as a global organisation working to overcome poverty and inequality, we need equality, diversity and inclusion across our community of staff, partners and volunteers. Together, we’re committed to becoming a more diverse workforce, better able to tackle the global challenges that face our world today.
To do that:
We need to dismantle the unequal power structures that exist everywhere, this including Oxfam and the wider development and charity sectors.
We need an inclusive Oxfam where everyone can bring who they are to our work and feels celebrated for the differences they bring.
We want and need everyone, and that means we need you.
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